I need to respond to John’s post concerning Clinton Fatigue and the 2016 election cycle. I think he is wrong on his diagnosis of the underlying problem. It is not the Clintons, it is a crazy bug shit insane anthrax and rusted tire rim eating Republican Party that is the problem.
I know this is what the GOP wants, but I can not do another round of Vince Foster or Benghazi or whatever. I just can’t. And the whole dynastic thing drives me crazy. I just can’t take any more Bush or Clinton candidates.
Vince Foster or Benghazi or Hillary is a shrill lesbian who ordered her 30 something married daughter to get pregnant with a cute grandkid are merely symptoms of a broken and crazy party.
Since it is a symptom, treatment by avoidance does not solve the underlying problem of a bug shit insane party.
I remember the great O-bot v Clintonista flame wars of ought seven here, Great Orange Satan, MyDD, FDL and everywhere else. One of the constant arguments was that Obama would not bring out the batshit insane elements of the Republican Party while it Clinton’s history guaranteed it. As an Obama primary supporter and voter, I thought it was a bullshit argument then as it misdiagnosed the problem.
I thought that whomever the Democrats nominated in 2008, they would see wild, insane, violating the laws of physics and narrative consistency conspiracy theories and charges levelled against them. The superstructure of the charges would vary by candidate. The right had a good playbook on Clinton while it was not 100% clear what the playbook would have been on Obama or Edwards in the summer of 2007. However, the attacks, despire differing on the surface details, would be isomorphic manifestations of rage and otherness.
The relevant question for supporters is not whether or not a Democratic candidate can do something to mollify the chain e-mail forwarded, Fox News viewer, Brietbart grunting conspiracy theorists as that is a constant impossibility. It is whether or not they know how to ignore the stupid and counter-productive mud wrestling while only worrying about winning November instead of the morning. The crazification factor is a constant, and it should be ignored in any comparative decision analysis.